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Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis Improved Walking Endurance And Decreased Fatigue Following Motor-Assisted Elliptical Training Intervention

      To evaluate the impact of a 24 to 26-session motor-assisted elliptical training program on walking endurance and fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Individuals living with MS often experience challenges with walking and maintaining physical fitness. Although there are benefits to engaging in aerobic exercise, individuals with MS may have a difficult time finding accessible and affordable exercise equipment that promotes movements similar to walking. A commercially available motor-assisted elliptical training system is being used in rehabilitation and medical fitness settings in the United States. The device's motor provides customized physical assistance as users train at speeds up to 65 revolutions/minute. The device also includes an integrated body weight support system, and an electronically adjustable seat and stride length to further customize training for those with strength, endurance, and/or balance deficits.
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